SAB selects Boomtown as below the line partner for Flying Fish

16:13 PM (5 Hours ago) Marketing News
South African Breweries has appointed Boomtown as a below the line partner for Flying Fish, its premium flavoured beer brand.

TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris creative director selected as judge for three awards panels

16:05 PM (5 Hours ago) Awards
Justin Wright, group creative director at advertising agency TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris Johannesburg, has been appointed to the judging panels of three of the most prestigious awards programmes in the global advertising and design industry.

Sammy Sosa announced as host for Vuzu AMP's The Hustle talent show

15:13 PM (6 Hours ago) Media News
M-Net’s premier youth channel, Vuzu AMP is proud to announce DJ Sam ‘Sammy Sosa’ Lehoko as the host for The Hustle talent show

Nick Feinberg steps into creative role at Heart FM

15:01 PM (6 Hours ago) People on the Move
Nick Feinberg’s outspoken nature may have landed him in some hot water a couple of times over the last 17 years, but his personality and wit has won over the hearts of listeners making him one of the most loved sport presenters in Cape Town.

SimplyBiz Shift Questions Workshop to help entrepreneurs increase their value

14:54 PM (6 Hours ago) Marketing News
Many people have this notion that if they follow the exact steps that a 'successful' entrepreneur took to get to where they are today, they too will become successful. As a result of this mind-set, accomplished entrepreneurs are often asked what steps they took on their journey.

Women's Health is bringing sexy back

14:37 PM (6 Hours ago) Media News
It’s that time of the year where Women’s Health reveal their hottest sex statistics and (some interesting) facts about South African men and women’s sex habits. The survey asked 1500 Men’s Health readers about their sex lives and then compared their answers with Women's Health readers from across the country.

The key elements of creating a memorable event

14:05 PM (7 Hours ago) Editorial Desk
A memorable event. It’s what anyone working in the eventing side of PR is after. And that makes sense. After all, you want anyone who attends your event to leave with a smile and to talk about it afterwards.

New Al Jazeera World documentary looks at fashion and Islam

10:15 AM (11 Hours ago) Entertainment

Cover Story, an upcoming Al Jazeera World documentary, goes behind-the-scenes at Ala, a glossy women’s monthly magazine aimed at Muslim women who think that fashion and Islam are compatible.


New Beethoven inspired documentary on Al Jazeera’s Witness

9:54 AM (11 Hours ago) Entertainment

Following Beethoven's Ninth, an upcoming Al Jazeera documentary, shows that nearly two centuries after it was written, this iconic symphony continues to inspire struggles for freedom across the world through its message that ‘Alle Menschen werden Bruder' or 'All men will be brothers’.

The importance of the Face Economy

9:43 AM (11 Hours ago) Opinion
The 2008 financial crisis is considered by many economists to have been the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s. It threatened the total collapse of large financial institutions, national banks and eventually plunged many countries into irreversible debt. So says Ricardo Rocha, executive creative director of Etiket Brand Design.

Records broken at the 2015 PRISM Awards

9:07 AM (12 Hours ago) Publicity News

With a record number of entries and a host of impressive judges and sponsors, the 2015 PRISM Awards ceremony, held on Sunday,19 April, saw the biggest attendance in the event’s 18-year history. 

Media accreditation is now open for the National Arts Festival

8:46 AM (12 Hours ago) Events

Media who wish to be part of the the 2015 National Arts Festival are encouraged to apply for accreditation. Bookings for the Festival, which runs from Thursday, 2 July to Sunday, 12 July, opened on Monday, 4 May.

Sony Pictures’ Pixels to reach South African shores in mid-July

8:34 AM (12 Hours ago) Entertainment
Sony Pictures Entertainment has announced that the studio has brought together an extraordinary number of iconic video game companies, whose classic characters will be featured in the highly-anticipated action comedy Pixels, starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, and Brian Cox, and directed by Chris Columbus.

Fourth edition of the Cape Town Art Fair to take place in early 2016

8:30 AM (12 Hours ago) Events

Fiera Milano Exhibitions Africa (FMEA) has announced that the fourth edition of the Cape Town Art Fair will take place between Friday, 19 and Sunday, 21 February 2016 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. 


How an ad agency won a SAFTA

7:48 AM (13 Hours ago) Awards
In a twist to the argument that traditional media platforms are becoming less relevant due to digital, integrated advertising agency Seven Different Kinds of Smoke has, in an unprecedented move, along with their client Clover and production company Quizzical Pictures won a Golden Horn at the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs).

The Neon Run is set to visit Durban this May

7:36 AM (13 Hours ago) Events
Durban, get ready for the Neon Run Night-Time Spectacular. The 2015 tour includes more UV, neon paint, graffiti walls and lasers than ever before with participants at each event in line to win amazing prizes including the use of a Mitsubishi car for a year.

Jam Media welcomes Adelaide Piet to the team

7:06 AM (14 Hours ago) New Appointments
360-degree communications agency, Jam Media, is proud to announce the appointment of social media executive, Adelaide Piet. Piet joined the team in Februaryand has since become a valuable asset to the agency.

Joekels Tea Packers insure tea-blender's tongue for R5-million

15:54 PM (Yesterday) Marketing News
Joekels Tea Packers has insured the tongue of its master tea-blender and director Jonathan Kelsey for R5-million.

Casual Day raises much-needed funds for Down Syndrome South Africa

15:30 PM (Yesterday) Publicity News
The incidence of Down syndrome is estimated to be two in every 1000 live births in South Africa. It is a chromosome disorder that is caused by an abnormality in the genetic material, which results in delays in physical and intellectual development of the child.

The Secrets of Branding reveals secret marketing tactics of some of the world's biggest brands

15:24 PM (Yesterday) Media News
Discover the secrets behind the brands recognised the world over, as this insightful series looks at how brands are created and explores why some succeed where others fail in The Secrets of Branding. It airs on Friday, 15 May at 21:00 on BBC Knowledge, channel 184 on DStv.

Kasi Star Brands survy reveals relationship between price and ROI in disadvantaged areas

15:05 PM (Yesterday) Marketing News
Ask Afrika shares insights from its recent Kasi Star Brands survey about how return on investment (ROI) is calculated in townships and what relationship this has to price.

Ask Afrika unveils the connection between economic status and tradition in townships

14:46 PM (Yesterday) Marketing News
Ask Afrika’s Kasi Star Brands survey reveals the connection between economic hierarchy and alignment to traditional customs and contemporary life values amongst township consumers.

Award-winning marketing manager now MSG Group Sales MD

14:23 PM (Yesterday) People on the Move
At the helm of the recently launched MSG Group Sales is a dynamic and seasoned sales professional with over 14-years media experience. Meet MSG Group Sales’ dynamic managing director, Msizi Mazibuko.

Dodgy deals and shady schemes on Only Fools and Horses

14:19 PM (Yesterday) Media News
Crafty Cockney confidence trickster Del Trotter does everything he can to make a fortune by endlessly pursuing his dodgy deals and shady schemes in Only Fools and Horses.

Enjoy a wine and food pairing dinner at Lanzerac Wine Estate this May

14:16 PM (Yesterday) Events
Join Lanzerac Wine Estate winemaker, Wynand Lategan for an exclusive collaborative wine and food pairing dinner at The Demo Kitchen on Friday, 29 May, for an indulgent evening of superb Lanzerac Pinotage.

Exclusive online art auction to raise funds for Wits Art Museum

14:07 PM (Yesterday) Entertainment
South African art lovers will get an unprecedented opportunity this month to snap up art works by the country’s most sought-after artists.

The Franschhoek Mystery Weekends are back again this May

14:02 PM (Yesterday) Events
The sold out Franschhoek Mystery Weekends are back and they are taking it up a notch. What makes these different from previous years is that they’ll be themed. So, each Mystery Weekend will be suited around something uniquely Franschhoek.

Mission Impossible reinvented on Sony

14:01 PM (Yesterday) Media News
On Saturay, 9 May at 20:00 on Sony, channel 127 on DStv, the cult 1960s spy series Mission Impossible is reinvented in this blockbusting action thriller.

Havas SA unveils a new chief strategy officer in Lou Boxall-Davies

13:53 PM (Yesterday) People on the Move
Havas Village South Africa has appointed Lou Boxall-Davies as its new chief strategy officer. “For a strategist, with an insatiable curiosity about the world in which brands and people co-exist, working for Havas really ticks the boxes,” says Boxall-Davies.

Getting to know When We Were Nearly Young’s Lebogang Mogashoa

13:26 PM (Yesterday) Interviews
In When We Were Nearly Young, which runs at Alexander Upstairs Theatre during May, Lebogang Mogashoa tells real stories from his life with humour and candor. These are tales often shared among friends after a really good meal. They are personal and leave you feeling less alone in the world.

Caxton magazines launches Caxton television with BONA Mo

13:09 PM (Yesterday) Media News
Caxton Magazines has continued its commitment for its brands to live beyond the printed page with the launch of Caxton Television and its first offering BONA Mo. Positioned as a branded television segment presentation, BONA Mo is an extension of the magazine and not a TV version connecting BONA readers and SABC1 viewers with advertising partners.

Make your voice count and Vote4Charity

13:01 PM (Yesterday) Publicity News
MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet has kicked off with their national Vote4Charity survey campaign, asking supporters to vote for their favourite charity. The survey doesn’t just provide insights into the kind of charities that South Africans love to support, but is also an opportunity for card holders to win money for their chosen charities.

Winners of the South African 2015 Young Lions competition have been announced

11:44 AM (Yesterday) Advertising News
The winners of the South African 2015 Cinemark Young Lions competition have been announced in what has been one of the most gruelling and toughest competitions to date, bringing out the most creative and talented ideas in the whole of the country.

Cartoon Network launches its 2015 Supersized Animation Generation competition

11:30 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment
Cartoon Network, channel 301 on DStv, launched their tenth Animation Generation competition on Thursday, 30 April 2015, partnering with 3025 schools nationwide, making it Supersized and Hero-fied.

Provantage Out of Home Media helps Palladium Boots to make their mark

11:00 AM (Yesterday) Advertising News
Provantage Out of Home Media have applied a wall mural for world-renowned brand Palladium boots along Johannesburg’s M1 South concrete embankment. Exposed to thousands of motorists and commuters daily, the wall mural commands attention with its striking creative.

Miss Earth South Africa aims to make everyday Earth Day

10:40 AM (Yesterday) Publicity News

Miss Earth South Africa celebrated Earth Day on Wednesday, 22 April by planting green seeds into young and impressionable minds. They planted trees and hosted a school assembly in hopes that the learners will take back these lessons to their classrooms and homes. 

Every SA business should give eCommerce the attention it deserves

10:35 AM (Yesterday) Opinion
Much has been made about the fact that South Africa has lagged behind the global eCommerce curve. “This is largely due to brands and retailers, misunderstanding the potential of Ecommerce and the perceived complexity of running concurrent online and offline businesses; but that is a fallacy”, says Nic Robertson, head of New Business Development for Efinity.

Ster-Kinekor Girlfriends Getaway event for May to screen Pitch Perfect 2

10:05 AM (Yesterday) Events
The sequel to Pitch Perfect is finally here – and you can watch it with the girls before its official South African release. Head to your nearest Ster-Kinekor cinema to catch the May ‘Girlfriends’ Getaway’ evening, which features the much-awaited screening of Pitch Perfect 2.

Curves is offering a unique promotion in the run up to Mother’s Day

9:48 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News
A mother is the best friend a woman can have, and she deserves the best. This Mother’s Day, Curves is offering a unique promotion that gives women across South Africa the opportunity to treat their mothers to a very special gift: that of health and fitness.

The Sandton Convention Centre will host the Ice Age Exhibition in June

8:47 AM (Yesterday) Events
There are less than two months to go until the Ice Age Exhibition – presented by HuisgenootYOU and DRUM – opens its doors to audiences at the Sandton Convention Centre.

Media24 turns in its highest BEE scorecard ever

8:37 AM (Yesterday) Media News
Media24 announced an increase to its Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) scorecard from 77.98 to 80.55. The company thereby retains its level 3 status with a total procurement recognition level of 137.5%. It is the highest score ever achieved by South Africa’s leading print media company.

Enjoy a feast of European culture on Radio Today

7:56 AM (Yesterday) Media News
Radio Today listeners will be treated to a taste of culture from Europe when the station partners with EuropeFest 2015 for a number of dedicated programmes on the sights, sounds, flavours and languages of the region.

Hartenberg Wine Estate to host the 2015 Feast of Shiraz & Charcuterie this May

7:43 AM (Yesterday) Events
Shiraz and Charcuterie; a culinary match made in heaven. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience these taste sensations at the 2015 Feast of Shiraz & Charcuterie, hosted by Hartenberg Wine Estate. The event will take place at Joostenberg Deli on Saturday, 30 May between Noon and 17:00. 

The 2015 Franschhoek Bastille Festival is back again this July

7:32 AM (Yesterday) Events
Dust off your berets and dress up in your finest red; white and blue for the 2015 Franschhoek Bastille Festival, which takes place on Saturday, 11 and Sunday, 12 July.

MTN will no longer be title sponsor of the Radio Awards

7:26 AM (Yesterday) Awards
MTN and Future Group have announced that MTN will no longer retain the title sponsorship of the Radio Awards, which is a property of Future Group. The sponsorship of the Radio Awards was up for renewal at the end of the 2015 awards, being the end of the second three-year contract period.

Kay and Pumba are next to leave the Big Brother Mzansi: Double Trouble house

7:07 AM (Yesterday) Media News
After spending 41 days in the Big Brother Mzansi: Double Trouble house, Sunday, 3 May marked the end of the road for Johannesburg’s Kay and Pumba who were evicted from the game after receiving the least viewer votes.

Knysna puts its pink foot forward

6:57 AM (Yesterday) Publicity News
Knysna Tourism marks the very first step in its long term commitment to becoming even more exemplary in welcoming, accommodating and celebrating the diverse international lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intergender community.

28 rhino poaching suspects arrested in Kruger National Park in April

14:58 PM (5 Days ago) Publicity News
South African National Parks (SANParks) has announced the arrest of a further six suspected poachers and wounding of one in two separate operations. In the first operation, in the Stolsnek section – south of the park, rangers arrested three suspects and recovered a firearm, ammunition and two freshly chopped off rhino horns.

Eastern Cape gangsterism explored on Special Assignment

14:39 PM (5 Days ago) Entertainment

On Sunday, 3 May at 20:30 on SABC3, Special Assignment investigates gangsterism in the Eastern Cape. Titled “Malightas van Sonop” it exposes this phenomenon, which according to the South African police, has already claimed 27 lives since 2010. Over 123 cases of attempted murder linked to gang activity have also been reported.


Skateboarding for Hope to visit Johannesburg in early May

14:25 PM (5 Days ago) Publicity News
The next stop for the Skateboarding for Hope national tour presented by Vans is taking place at Stoneridge skate park in Edenvale, Johannesburg on Saturday, 2 May. Seasoned skaters will be on hand to present skateboarding clinics and novice skateboarders between 09:00 and 17:00.
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